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I have a solid table that is 30 x 30 x 62 and a 29inch door.  I got it in and cannot get it out.  It has been sitting in the doorway for a week.  Can you help?  I know it's the angle but I cannot figure it out.  Thanks.

Hi Kim,

I sent you some info on this problem back on Jan 2. Evidently you never recieved my answer. Must of been a glitch, sorry about that. I will post the answer from that date:

answered this question on 01/02/13


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I have a one piece kitchen table that is 30" wide, 30" tall & 63" in length.  I have to get it through a 29" door.  I got it in.  Now I can't get it out.  Help Please.  Thank you.

Hello Kim,

There are a couple of ways to angle it but I would have a better idea if I could see what it actually looks like. Everything depends on the amount of space in the areas on either side of the doorway. The basic way is to lay it on its side and put the 2 end legs through first. If there isn't enough room to do this, stand the table on end (vertically) and put 2 legs through first then follow through with the other 2 legs. Sometimes if there is an overhang around the top edging, this can work out also. It could be stood on end so that all 4 legs go through the door first until it gets to the top. At this point it is possible to turn the table to get one side of the top through. It can be done in reverse also where you try to angle the top through the doorway first followed by all 4 legs. Is the door measurement with a door on or no door?

Let me know if you need me to clarify.



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